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VOL. XXXII. No. 4
“Mein Gott, Mejri Gott, why hast thou dissolved our partner ship and forsaken me!”—wail of Wilhelm as he crossed over into Holland. Jimmy Noland has shown him self to be a Trojan among Tro jans, which makes us wonder— why not Jimmy Noland for gov ornerin 1920? Don’t make the mistake of saying— “it’s all over but the shouting.” It will tike millions of dollars to get those boys back home and into Deaceful pursuits. The best Sentinel we have yet seen came down from Two Buttes last week —four panes and all home print. The press boys of the Western Newspaper Union ought to be on a strike all iho time. The last stronghold of autrcra cy is down, and in our judgement the last Nepuleon has drenched the world in blood. Had Ger many been tho republic it now will be, there would have been no world war. The way we size up the result of the campaign is that the prof iteers made a grand ‘loyalty” play—and won. Watch our pre diction—their boldness in the saddle will cause a landslide the other way in 1920. The tariff is to be the first crack by the incoming profiteer emisaries at the safe bolding the people’3 interests. Watch the checkerboard for all kinds of slick moves by the "excessers” in the next session or congress. Congressman Keating in a let let to the Herald says that one Bhould be as good a loser as lie is a winner. What we say is that America was the loser in Keat ing’s defeat, and that by 1920 the ■ thtrtl district will" be ready to return the man it defeated this year. The Herald is nut partisan when it says the time has come to make big profits pay its excess profits into the treasury of tile United States. Pacts are, we be lieve the time has come to regu late profits exactly as interest is regulated—you can have so much and no more. Our corgratulations to McChes na and Hollenbeck —and they didn’t make any "liberty bond” campaign either; and also to thit •old Trojan Carl Burke Incident ally, senator elect, the people will' look,to you to block the dirty games they arc sure to attempt to pull offjup at Denver this win ter. In our judgement the best opening for some lines of busi ness in this short-grass countiy is at Kim, over the line in Las Animas county, in what will sometime be made into a new county. Business we have now in mind particularly—a garage, a bank, a department store, a ho tel and restaurant. Investigate if interested; No great war before in the his tory of the world turned the tide of successes of til mother side and won the war in a little over three months, and jn no other war did either side surrender with such a monstrous army in the field. Ii is more than probable old Bill would have fought on for a “peace of negotiation” if his people would have continued to back him, but Ihey wouldn’t, and hence the end. It’s wonderful tho number or “unconditional” pin tlorm hooks and that they shoo d have caught tho fish. We imagine some of those "unconditional” fellows, after their induction next March, coming down Pennsylvania av enue brandishing their Howies and six shooters and exclaiming— "We d’mund (hie) un'ciitional (hjc) s’render.” You see, these “unconditional” fellow* won t know the war was over the fall before until sometime in the spring afterwards. The Springfield Herald The flues at Denver has mate rially decreased, but down this way there seems to be no abate ment. By a proclamation of Gov. Gunter the week beginning with Nov. 11 is made United War Work week. In 1920 when the republicans open their batteries on the Wil son administration, what think you the boys from "over there” | will have to say about it? When Provost Marshal Crowd er called off the November call he disappointeda bout thirty mighty good Baca county boys, among them the editor of the Dry-Land- Rec .rd—he was “rarin’ to go.” When the boys come home and learn that the profiteers coined the risks they took over there into millions and millions of dol lars, and find said profiteers in ihe saddle, the question is—will they stand for it? Some few will probably have to be dropped the first of Decem ber, according to war-board in i'tructions. To these few who couldn’t get the money we would say, get it as soon as convenient, as the Herald will be awful glad to have you back We asked the War board for the special favor of giving oar readers time to market some thing in order to pay up arrears, and the War board wrote us we Could have till Dec. 1. If you are in arrears, arrange to get /head before that time. We haye an idea that with the Qpening of commerce lanes the wheat from India, Australia, and Argentine will give us cheaper wheat, but at to flour—it’s prob able the millers won’t bear of the cheaper wheat for probably a year afterwards. We have refrained from men tioning flue cases, to somdwhat avoid a scare, but since it is now over the whole county, as well as the whole country, we consid er this caution not longer neces sary. We believe the caution now necessary is to avoid gather ing in groups, and especially standing around in stores aDd public places after your business is transacted. The first we have heard since the war began of the “Prince Henry” Unit visited America about twenty yeai-s ago ard that “society” here raved about at that time, some revolutionists of Kiel were taking a dozen shots at him as he was hiking out of the country. The way society lie re would rave over the dear prince were lie here now would be something diffe ent. The government is contemplat ing conducting a great educa tional campaign among the sol dier bovs over seas. Several thousand educators— college presidents and professors, high school teachers, etc., will have charge. $6,000,000 will be put into text books If the project is carried through, as no doubt it will be, it will be the greatest young-men school this old world has ever known. Persons Stories and Incidents Of Old Boston And the OLd Days By the wri'er One on the Writer The why /of our stopping to wonder was whether it was safe to drive farther. We guessed there were three or four houses in the town, but it was getting to bo late, and if the lights were out and they were gone to bed we might drive right through the town and not know it; and in a case of that kind the next morn ing we couldn't tell where we were or which way to go. Probably half a dozen times \v p stopped and then risked an other drive, thinking it possible that just one more drive would SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTY, GOgORAO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1918. bring us within sight of house I lights. i It was probably 10 o'clock when we finally decided not to I take any further risks. The rain was falling steadily, and oar teeth were chattering reg'ler old ager style. After deciding to camp right there for the night, we turned that horse and buggy right about face —the direction the rain and wind were going, end said to the horse—“please to make yourself at home and just as comfortable as you can.” Then we took up the cushin and put it over us as a partial protection against the elements, and sat there or leaned there and shuok and shook and shook, and teeth chattered and chattered and chattered, sometimes getting a snatch of fitful sleep, but most of the time wondering how much longer it would be till morning. The rain after awhile ceased fall ing, but it grew colder as the night advanced, and of course the shaking and chattering in cressed with the coldness. After ages of this sort of camp life—probably after coming out of one of those fitful sleeps, wn could see a difference in the hori-, son in the direction we were] headed, and knew that reinforce ments in the way of dawn were at hand. Then when it was sufficiently ligbt we turned that horse and buggy ODce more right about face, and found ourselves jnst at the foot of quite an upland slope. May be we had already paaaed the town, so anxiously we drove to the top of the slope, when, be-, bold, there was the great city— not over half a mile from where we decided to put up for thg night. We drove on to the town and then four miles out to where our brother had unconditionally sur rendered to the charms of the country, where the man and the beast and the buggy all put up for a good warm breakfast. Big bead? —We never knew be |fore what it meant; and the beastly thing stayed with us un til the morning of the next day. That’s all—except that by the experience we learned the differ ence between a low altitude and a high one. Lou Reeder We are mentioning Lou here primarly for the reason that he was one of the factors in the final grand Boston round-up, and sec ondarily because in away he was one of the characters of the old town. If a biography of Lou were written, the first thing probably that would be chronicled would be the fact that he was raised by the Jenningses. We don’t know where they picked him up, or the circumstances of their finding him, but as he 6eemed to be thor oughly domesticated it would seem they took him into the fam ily in early childhood. Of course being raised by the Jenningses carriesitsown signifi cance. Lou was schooled in the art of carrying a big gun, and de veloped into somewhat of a threatener with the big gun—ap parently once and awhile just to show them. We have already told how he and Forney kept the crowd back during the tight between Frank Jennings and Geo. Daniel, Lou shoving the muzzle of his cocked gun against the breasts of some and commanding them to “stand back ’’ We’ll mention one other gun play of his. Some time earlier in the day Forney and John told Lou that saloon keeper Richards had said so and so about him. What the so and so was we don’t now recall, but it doesn’t matter anyway. Along in the afternoon Rich ards was leaning against the awning post on the sidewalk, when a voice back of him said— “did you say so and soaboutme?” Turning about on being thus accosted, Richards found himself looking down the barrel of Lou 1 I Render'd gun. i Just then Forney and Ed. came up and sbove4 Lou away, while Forney told hint they were only joking about It and that Richards hadn’t said anything. As an illustration of Lou’s idea of bulldosing his way through, be had been going with a certain widow of the town, while anoth er young blood by the name of Jack Fisher bed also kept her company. Of Jack we’ll have more to say when we cone to the final town round-up. Right here, having again “over drawn” on our space account, we will have to Ao as we did last week—squirt some embalming fluid into the net of the story to keep it from polling, and give it to you another time. ?«■ TheEastCall What will plpbably be the last call for draftees has been made for today, so if you are not in it your chance for becoming a sol-1 dier is pretty slim. Following | are the luolcy ones on this prob ably last call. Later: The call was re-called and the. boys got ■ left: I Henry Wjyatt Williams | Charley Harrison Jenkins Fred Bryan John Ohriatie Shaw Oran K. Jenkins Leonard Boy Farcber Jessie Itompsor. Cbaa. Jnaper Nance Theo. Harman Carter Wn. BHk Golden Elinrr Bun Byrd Boyce fhwnis Cheater P. Solander Ciea Frngklin Doty Jaa. Claude Dean Reginald U Konkel fieri T. Heir Charier Hooker Carl Oiftyrd Finch Wesley M. Labrier Henry Perrod Welborn Walter Daniel Utt Clifford Cornel Downs Jas. Albert Stinson Ralph B. Harper filmer L. Stelford Fred Parker Snider Wilbur Cbas. Shepard Lowell Cavan Jones Jos. E. J. Smith Loren e Geo. Long Cecil Ervin Wray Gildie Roy Lucas Lawrence Eugene Wallace William B. Elmore The Bulk Problem la Home Newspapers. The Las Animas Democrat, Long One of the Bulk Papers of the Arkansas Valley, Has Reached the Conclusion That It Isn’t Business and Is Out of Date. Following are the Editor’s Comments on Mak ing the Change. “For some time the publishers of the Bent County Democrat realized that the more pro gressive publishers are putting out their papers “All Home Print” and in order to be up to the minute we will adopt the plan ourselves. This change will not mean that we are going to cut dowr, the size of the paper; neither will it mean that we are not going to print all the news, as heretofore. If will mean however that we are going to have more space in which to find room for home news which we are going to furnish to our readers and at the same time meet up with the government’s demand that we conserve in the consumption of paper in every way possible. In the past we have been us ing four to eight pages of patent inside. The sort of news that is usually printed on these pages is, in a majority of instances, a re hash of state and national and sometimes foreign news, that is generally from a week to ten days old and is presumed it lias already been read by the average subscriber to a weekly publica tion out of his daily paper, wbicb is getting into the homes of tho rural resident. The'class of news that the Home of Publicity will gather for publication in the Bent County Democrat will consist of strictly newsy matter that we believe, coming as it doe 3 from the latest happenings and doings through out the country and more partic ularly right here at homo, will be appreciated by our readers to a larger degree than that which has been put out in the past. Each weelc as wo get into line of the new system it will be.our aim to make im provements wherever the re quirement makes itself apparent and we know that the change will redound to the benefit of our subscribers and we take this op portunity of assuring you that we will continue ns heretofore to keep the Democrat up to the very highest standard.” Hereafter the readers of the Democrat, instead of exclaiming, “what a lot of bulk for so little news,” will exclaim—“what a I lot of news for so little bulk.” We congratulate the Democrat on getting up to date. Setonsburg Bert Slavens and son Earl | Smith hauled their bean crop to Lamar last week receiving 6 cents for them. W. E. Rickey had the misfor tune of loosing a part of his beans on one of those windy days last week. Jack Wade is helping Ike Smith head maize. The Jent threshing machine is in our neighborhood, but will not get much threshed as lie has wheat yet to thresh in Joycoy neighborhood. Mr. and Mrs. Seton Brown vis ited Mrs. Brown’s sister, Mrs. E. C. Measel, Sunday. Mrs. Daisy Riley and son visit ed Miss Agnes Haley Sunday. Our neighborhood has escaped influenza so far. Jack ’ ide bad (a little attack at Ike ti: i\-, but is out again feeling li Mrs. G. L. Toms is on her claim again after a it .- .-. celts’ absence. CLYDE (???) Salem Pearce started work on the foundation for a new house last week. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Crirton spent Tuesday at AI. Mizzle’s. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kirkendail made a trip to Springfield Satur day. Mrs. Geo. Madden has been sick with the llu. Art Hiney was working* on tire foundation of Pearce's new bouse last week. Roy Thompson had his sub peg the first of the week ni oved up into 20. P. C. Leonard, Henry 'lag gard, Mr. Tanklersly made a t.*ip to the cedars last week. Big Flat Will Westmoreland is buildin g a sod henery, Broomcorn seeders were at Lu cases this week. i Ice most every night. Jim Sheppard made a trip to Vilas Thursday. A rain and sloet storm Wed nesday night Oscar Schobee is on the sick list. Joe V. Jackman n utde a trip to Two Buttes Alednes day. Obituary Roy El sworth Sm art was born near Springfield, Co lorado, Feb uary 8, lb9B, and massed away October 22, I9l«, at Lamar, after three days sickness with influen za and pneumonia. When he was sn ml! the family moved on a claim jen m iles north of Springfield, w here they still reside. When 1< j years old he joined the Meth< jdist church, and has lived a Chr" istfon ever since. He was love J by all who knew him and will b « missed by every body. He leaves a father, mother, three sister; g an d two brothers to mourn h jadeparture. Oy a School Mate. Sand Well M l*. Lowery lias sold out and will leave next week for Kansas City. Mr. Lowery was a good farmer and neighbor and we hate to see them leave our commu nity. Albert Sawyer is having their house plastered this week. John Sackett and little girl haye move I into their new home, the Kobb place. George Frowner has purchased a new wagen —getting ready to do soroo freighting. Toni Chick lias bought the Mourey place and will move the first of the year. Bill Burdick bought a team of mules of Tom Chick • his week, Mrs. Sawyer is spending a few days with Erma Knowles. Utleyville 1 - 32 (???) Everyone i 3 still busy with farm work in our neighborhood. The bean and broomcorn threshers are here at last. Mr. Robbins had his breom corn seeded and his beans thresh ed this week. Everrett Ueatiy has his new windmill up. The drill is at Mr. Robbins, but not at work on ac count of Übor shortage. Mrs. Sills went to Springfield Thursday and proved up her claim. She is thinking of spend ing the winter at Waco, Tex. The sick ones at Mr. Uiley’s are all repo ted belter. Mrs. Monday sold the old wa ter tank and had a new cat tle tank put up this week. Richland 2 - 32 - (???) Nixon Rich and wife went to Rocky Ford last week, returning Saturday night. They ’visited Fred Johnson and family and brought back apples. William Elmore died in the La marhospiial of influenza. He was brought home Saturday and bur ied Sunday. All the old cases of the flues are better, but several new cas es. Mattie ..IcClintock, Mahala I Dunn and Neal Dunn and wife | are all down. i Uncle Lafe McCUntock’s daughter, Mrs. Randel, is home from Lamar, where she bad been staying for a while. Everybody busy gathering' maize. Roy Terry took dinner at Rich’s Monday. Lula Hoffman took Mr. and 1 Mrs. Lockwood to Vilas Monday. Regnier This neighborhood wafTshocke and grieved last Sunday morn on learning of the death of Mr. Harry Dingman at the home of his brother-in-law N. 10. Oliver, influenza being the causey of his death. L. IVL Austin’s son from east ern Oklahoma has arrived and has been on the sick list since his arrival. C. D. Rutherford traded some cows to I. J. Williams for his Ford. E. L Dozier- - as drilling some wheat for Robt. Jones Satur day. L M. Austin and son John and Zina Cox went to the cedars for wood Thursday. J. M. Minnick's were helping Loyd Brown head his maize the first of the week. Mr. Plum started a herd of ■ ca’tle to Elkhart Thursday. He was going to ship them on to market. North Flats The llu victims kro most all up and around again. - Craigs are the latest victims of the flues. \ pu-ty of saints have been visiting-at E. fclrChathams’. The broomcorn seeders are at Ham’s with their horse power broken. Smart’s expect to move to tile cedars as soon as they all get over thejlues. Not much ndws ia this neck of tho woods anymore. J 1.50 Per Year. Pilot Point J. J. Pulliam returned from Oklahoma Thursday. W. L. Tandy bought some cat tle of J. J. Little this week. Prank Swanson went to the cedars the first of the week. George Simpson has his house just about completed. It is reported Lunt Little and wife are sick with the Fluenzy. ) V. I! Pam'-w and wife visited in Lius commun ■' Sunday. Pride Novembei>B Seeding broomcorn is the topic of the day in this community. Herman Mitchell made a trip to Elkhart the first of the week. He is making preparations to build on his place, known as the Hager place. Harman Carr, Wertz and Haff ner shipped cattle to Kansas City this week. Mr. M.irccmore and family spent Sunday with Mr. Cooper’s. Mr. Roedeck«.r bought a house of Dan IlnpV r 1 °xfleets to move it onto his place »on. Charlie Carr leaves for Kansas City Saturday and exi ts t. » take in the show there next w- Mrs. Mac Caldwell spent the week visiting near Vilas. Miss Bryan, who teaches the Wingarner school, went borne Sunday to stay until school opens again. Mrs. H Mitchell and ' Mrs. Haden spent Sunday with Mrs. Arnold Mitchell. Lake View Roy Bosley and wife and Roy Craft and wife went to Elkhart with wheat last week. Seton Brown is running Jent’s threshing rig. Some trouble as u.iual with the separator. Warm-an Vat - ;> .tiding thom- J l.- 9 :. sh-d i part dugo’Jl*- of soap weed. Pursy Walters .vill have a threshing rig shipped to him from Texas. We understand that Purscy knows his business when it comes to running a ma chine. Wo all think more of him than ever. A. R. York had a cow to away about six week ago. has failed to locate her up to pre sent writing. York is positive she had no wings when she left home. John Isinhouse is suffering with a wounded hand, having run something between the first and second finger. They fear blood poison has set in. Henry Lively purchased a bunch of cattle from Mrs. Shan non asfc week. We think Henry is on the light track last, ^ — Edler Claude Russel seeded bro .- corn in this vicinity this we . (’has. Collier is improving l t and soon be out again. Mrs. T. R. Bosley was on the sick list the tirst of the week. Mr. ami Mi 3, Parmiter, father and mother of Mrs. Fox, return , ed to Wichita this week, after an extended visiu with relatives here. Mrs. Mary Fairly is helping Mrs. Ctias. Collier with her house work. John .Runyon, and To.: Mab ne stacked feed for Chas Collier 1 i day. Mrs. Claude Bosley helped Mrs. T. R. i lot e.v c< ok f< r broomcorn halers Thursday. Obituary I Wilbur B. Eli - 'Jan. 2, 1897, in Tonnes-ee. He I moved with his p rents to Texas and from there to Bac 1 ■ nt.v, i' where lie lived "d th 1 i i to the time of his death w oui at >i ta b 1918, age ill >cars, 10 m -iiths 11 and 0 days. Intirmet took i place in the Boston c m cry. jHe leaves to mourn his loss a father, in >ther, three brothers, and o"o sister, besides a host of !i friends. He was a young man, : beloved and respected by all v.Po i knew him. Funeral sorvie- . at ’cemetery, conducted by Nixon and Minnie J. Rich.